MI Insurance Alliance Warns Driver to be on the Lookout for Deer
The insurance alliance of Michigan is warning to drivers to be on the lookout for deer.
IAM officials report that in 2017, 50,949 vehicle crashes involving deer were reported in the state, resulting in 1,112 injuries and 16 deaths.
Of the top ten counties with the most reported deer involved vehicle crashes in 2017, Isabella County ranked number 7 with 1,057 reported crashes.
Oakland County ranked #1 and Sanilac County #10.
IAM officials recommend being alert and watching for deer, especially at dawn and dusk, when they are most active.
If you see one deer, approach cautiously, as there may be more out of sight.
Also, if a crash with a deer is unavoidable, don’t swerve. Instead, brake firmly, hold onto the steering wheel with both hands, come to a controlled stop.
And lastly, always wear your seat belt.